Definition of Scales


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Scales are small plates that grow out of the skin of fish and reptiles. They overlap, so if you run your hands down a fish or snake from its head to its tail it will feel smooth, and if you run your hand the other way it will feel rough.

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Sale, Assail, Avail, Bail, Curtail, Dale ... see all